Pipelines, power and democracy /
directed by Olivier D. Asselin.
[Montreal, Que.] : National Film Board of Canada, 2015.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Montreal, Que.] : National Film Board of Canada, 2015.
[Montreal, Que.] : National Film Board of Canada, [2016]
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153C 9916 037
contents note
Tar-sands oil comes to Quebec -- Return of the warrior -- The machine -- Torn in two -- Popular support -- March of the people -- A democracy deficit -- The legal battle -- Direct action -- A growing movement.
credits note
Producer, Denis McCready ; executive producer, Colette Loumède ; research and script, Olivier D. Asselin, Santiago Bertolino ; directory of photography, Olivier D. Asselin ; editing, Boban Chaldovich ; original music, Claude Fradette.
general note
"Who holds the real power for change?--Container.
A production of the National Film Board of Canada.
Originally produced in 2015.
Special features (in French only): Alyssa Symons-Bélanger - Le lien entre l'art et l'engagement ; Olivier Huard - La péréquation et l'économie des sables bitumineaux canadiens ; 16 janvier 2014 - Conférence sur les enjeux éngergétiques organisée par le Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine (CDHAL).
With the participation of: Daniel Breton, André Bélisle, Alyssa Symons-Bélanger, Mikaël Rioux.
"The expansion of Canada{u2019}s oil sands industry - one of the most polluting on the planet - represents a huge environmental challenge. And, as the documentary Pipelines, Power and Democracy makes clear, when it comes to fossil fuels, political power doesn't always lie where we think it does. From the hallways of Quebec's National Assembly, where parliamentary power resides, to the campaigns waged by environmental defence groups and the big media splashes made by some activists, director Olivier D. Asselin follows the journeys of four people who adopt a variety of tactics - showing that it is still possible to effect change. Over the course of two years, Asselin documents the growth of an anti-pipeline movement in Quebec that rekindled a sense of collective purpose and solidarity. The result is a film that urges action at a moment in which our planet{u2019}s fragile ecological balance is threatened by those who embrace economic growth at any cost."--nfb.ca.
language note
In French, with optional English subtitles ; closed captioned in French.
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technical details
DVD, NTSC multizone; widescreen (16x9 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1.

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